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Democratic sheriff candidates in Fayette split on responsibility of office

By Liz Zemba 12:13 a.m.
Candidates for the Democratic nomination for Fayette County sheriff have differing ideas about how to play a larger role in assisting other law enforcement agencies. Jim Custer of South Union wants sheriff’s deputies to work alongside existing police departments, providing backup ...

12th annual Connellsville Community Yard Sale around corner

By Nancy Henry 12:46 a.m.
Connellsville Community Yard Sale has become a much anticipated event over the 11 years the Community Events Committee of the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce has sponsored it. Organizers believe the event has been successful because of support from local residents ...

Park, library upgrades on agenda for Connellsville Redevelopment Authority

By Laura Szepesi 12:46 a.m.
Cameron Court playground’s renovation — phase one of a four-phase upgrade — will begin soon, Connellsville Redevelopment Authority’s director announced Monday night. Phase one of the $450,000 project received a $25,000 grant from Fayette County Tourism Grant Program, as well as ...

Mercer County group seeks input on trails from Connellsville

By Laura Szepesi 12:46 a.m.
The Great Allegheny Passage — its portion in Connellsville known locally as Yough River Trail — may be extended from Erie to Pittsburgh if a ...

Frazier School District’s credit rating downgraded

By Cindy Ekas 12:46 a.m.
Moody’s Investors Service, the bond credit rating business of Moody’s Corp., has downgraded the Frazier School District’s credit rating. Business manager Kevin Mildren told school board members and administrators Monday night that the change occurred because the district holds $25 million ...

Fayette woman wins $13M discrimination lawsuit

By Mary Pickels 12:13 a.m.
A Fayette County woman who filed a federal lawsuit alleging employment discrimination was awarded more than $13 million during a jury trial Friday. Her lead attorney believes the award might be the largest in that category in the U.S. District Court ...

Connellsville community cleanup planned Saturday; volunteers needed

By Nancy Henry 12:36 a.m.
Saturday offers a great opportunity for everyone to get out with neighbors, family and friends to volunteer and clean up our community. Pick any of these locations and plan to have a very good day making a difference in Connellsville. ...

Residents urged to volunteer in effort to scour Connellsville

By Nancy Henry
Saturday — designated by several groups for citywide cleanup of litter, trash, weeds and other accumulated garbage from winter — is going to be a busy day in Connellsville. Organizers are hoping 100 to 200 people come out to help. Two ...

Connellsville family races for cancer cure

By Rachel Basinger
One of the scariest moments in a person’s life is perhaps sitting in a doctor’s office and being told you have cancer. Albert “Rudy” Rudolchick Jr. ...

Connellsville wants to fill city-owned buildings

By Mark Hofmann
The East Side Fire Station and the concession stand at Yough River Park are two city-owned buildings Connellsville council is looking to fill. Members are expected to vote Tuesday to schedule a commercial appraisal of the East Side Fire Station ...

Dawson church to present spring smorgasbord

By Beth Lynn
United Methodist Women of the Philip G. Cochran Memorial United Methodist Church in Dawson will present its annual spring smorgasbord from 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday in the church auditorium. The menu includes ham, chicken, a variety of vegetable dishes, rolls, dessert ...

Connellsville middle schoolers ‘Adopt a Grandparent’

By Karl Polacek
March 27 was the first day for an Adopt a Grandparent program begun by Mia Christie, a seventh-grader at Connellsville Area  Junior High School. Groups of ...

Fayette County Crime Victims Center marking milestone

By Marilyn Forbes
The Fayette County Crime Victims Center will be celebrating a big month of April as the organization will not only be welcoming renowned speaker and ...

Sex trafficking survivor to speak at Penn State Fayette

By Marilyn Forbes
The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month and Crime Victims Rights Month and in observation of the importance of ...

Brownsville councilman to lead state association of boroughs

By Joe Napsha
For Jack Lawver, service to Brownsville has been a family affair, dating back to his grandfather over half a century ago and continuing with his ...

Uniontown freight train derailment blamed on bad crossties

By Liz Zemba
A preliminary report by a local rail company points to defective or missing railroad crossties and fasteners as the reason why a train jumped the ...

Coroner identifies body in Yough River as Carnegie man

By Joe Napsha
The Fayette County Coroner has identified the body found Thursday afternoon along the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle State Park as the Carnegie man who fell ...

Shuster admits to ‘personal relationship’ with airline industry lobbyist

By Tribune-Review
WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a “private and personal relationship” with an airline ...

Fayette County prosecutors drop charges filed by indicted ex-officer

By Liz Zemba
Two criminal cases filed by a former police officer accused of civil rights violations will be dropped in Fayette County, according to the district attorney. The cases filed by former Redstone police Sgt. Norman L. Howard include one in which Howard ...

Body found in Ohiopyle State Park may be missing Carnegie man

By Joe Napsha
The body of a man was found Thursday afternoon along the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle State Park, a park official said Thursday. Park Manager Kenneth Bisbee said the body was spotted Thursday afternoon by a kayaker searching the waters in Stewart ...

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